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    Sale 2134

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    29 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 81

    Alexandre Cabanel (Montpellier 1823-1889 Paris)

    Study for a figure in The Triumph of Flora

    Price Realised  

    Alexandre Cabanel (Montpellier 1823-1889 Paris)
    Study for a figure in The Triumph of Flora
    signed indistinctly
    red chalk on buff paper
    17 x 11 1/8 in. (432 x 284 mm.)


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    A study for a falling figure in Cabanel's 1870 ceiling decoration, The Triumph of Flora originally for the Palais des Tuileries, now at the Louvre. Cabanel's work on the project was halted by the war in 1870 and destroyed during the Commune of 1871. In 1872 Cabanel made a second version of the ceiling design which is the one now at the Louvre.

    Provenance

    Patrick Poncet, Paris.
    With Galerie Coligny, Paris, 1984.
    Hugues Gougon, Paris.